VAT rise should not impact printing companies, says top business analyst

December 31, 2010 by  

Business analysts at marketing and consumer insights firm Mintel have released a statement claiming that the VAT rise in the UK from January will not have a permanent impact upon printing companies such as those in Leith, Edinburgh. The director of the research company says that he expects sales in January to be poor across the board for retailers, printers and other businesses, but does not feel that this trend will last. This is good news for both [Read more]

Wind farm activists could use printing companies in Lutterworth for future campaigns

December 30, 2010 by  

The planning committee at Daventry District Council recently rejected plans for a wind farm near Lutterworth, after being petitioned by the activist group, Stop Kelmarsh Wind Farm. Members of the group wrote over a thousand letters of protest about the wind farm, claiming that this would affect the quality of life of Lutterworth residents. However, the energy company Eon, who proposed the plans for the wind farm, plan to appeal against [Read more]

Print companies in Basingstoke could help local shops increase business

December 29, 2010 by  

The Malls shopping centre in Basingstoke is currently undergoing a huge refurbishment project which is designed to modernise the centre as well as making it a more attractive destination for shoppers. The work is currently underway and is expected to be completed sometime during the summer months of 2011. Whilst the work is being done, the shops of the centre are still open for business as usual. However, some shops are reporting a drop in trade and this could be due to the fact that they may not be promoting their wares in the optimum way. Local print companies that offer services like [Read more]

Cash Converters expansion plans could boost business for printing companies in Ware

December 28, 2010 by  

The second-hand goods reseller, Cash Converters has announced plans for expansion into Scotland after acquiring the right to open up 60 stores in the country. Cash Converters is headquartered in Ware, Hertfordshire and so these plans for expansion could be great news for local printing companies based in Ware. As Cash Converters grows, so will the number of people it employs and this could mean that there is an increased call for business card printing. Ware-based printers already offer business card printing to a number of companies around the Ware region and the Cash Converters expansion could spell out a real opportunity for [Read more]

Printing companies in Loughborough help to promote safer streets

December 27, 2010 by  

Charnwood Community Safety Partnership is ramping up its crack down on anti-social behaviour on the streets of Loughborough over the festive season. Over a hundred people have been seen on CCTV and by local police ignoring the town’s ban on street drinking and so the safety partnership is looking for other ways to promote safer streets. The partnership plans to display messages that promote safer streets on electronic screens in the alcohol free zones around the town. As well as investing in new technology, the partnership could benefit from [Read more]

Disruption to post shows need for printing companies in Ayr for the foreseeable future

December 26, 2010 by  

Disruption to Scottish postal services due to recent adverse weather has resulted in chaos for businesses throughout the country. This has been particularly disruptive throughout Ayrshire as many local businesses rely heavily on receiving items they may have ordered from large, internet-based printing companies in the post. Ayr is home to a number of print companies who are able to provide the services that are being searched for online but these print companies have the advantage of customers being able to access them locally, even on foot in some cases. Companies who use brochure printers based in Ayr will find that they are able to access the print shop easily and collect their print job, ready for distribution or placement in local shops, cafes and other places.

Royal mail have encountered a significant amount of inevitable disruption because of the weather and in addition, many online printers have been forced to add service messages to their websites announcing that they will fail to deliver on time. Local brochure printers in Ayr have been able to combat the ice and snow and continue to deliver a high quality, personal service to customers despite the weather. The fact that print companies in Ayr are reliable, even in adverse conditions, means that business is increasing for these companies as more and more local firms turn to them for services like digital printing in Ayr. With the big freeze set to continue for much of the winter, this trend of using local printing companies in Ayr looks like it is here to stay.

Printing companies in Cambridge get a confidence boost from investment in publishing university course

December 25, 2010 by  

Faith in the future of printing and publishing has been well and truly restored in Cambridge as the Master’s degree course in publishing at Angela Ruskin University is set to continue for the foreseeable future. Two new scholarships have been awarded for the publishing course which not only teaches practical publishing skills but also looks at a history of publishers and print companies in Cambridge and beyond. The scholarship bursary is awarded by [Read more]

Print companies in Glasgow celebrate Scottish Newspaper Society’s backing of printed media announcements

December 24, 2010 by  

Printing companies in Glasgow are celebrating a recent announcement from the Scottish Newspaper Society which stated that they will continue to place public interest announcements and advertisements in Scottish newspapers, despite increasing pressure to drive these announcements online. Companies who offer digital printing in Glasgow are welcoming this latest news as it shows an increasing confidence in [Read more]

Printing companies in Potters Bar strive to open in dangerous weather conditions

December 23, 2010 by  

More snow and ice is due to last throughout December and into the New Year, a recent weather report has forecast. Residents of Potters Bar are increasingly aware of the dangers that can come with snow and ice and thanks to awareness campaigns that have run both locally and nationally, the authorities and people of the region should be better prepared to deal with extreme weather this time around. For many local businesses, grinding to a halt in the snow is simply not [Read more]

Poster printing companies in Brampton help to combat litter bugs

December 22, 2010 by  

Chesterfield council is working hard to combat litter on the streets of the town and a recent court case has shown how serious the authorities take this offence. Six litter-dropping smokers were recently fined by Chesterfield magistrates in a bid to clamp down upon anti-social behaviour. The fines were issued at the beginning of December and have since helped to raise awareness of how serious consequences can be of [Read more]

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